Larissa – F.W. Johnson Collegiate

My name is Larissa Sanheim, and I am a Grade 12 student at F.W. Johnson Collegiate. I am passionate about many things: my family, my friends, helping people, succeeding in life and leaving my own mark in this world. I love to volunteer, especially with people with special needs. The vibe they give off instantly makes my day better. Whether I am volunteering for my school’s Vocational Adaptation Program (VAP) or the Youth Special Olympics, I am always having such a good time and loving every minute of it.

Undoubtedly, dance has been a big part of my life. I have been a competitive dancer all of my life.

Next year, I will be going to the University of Regina to study psychology and then eventually one day, I hope to be a Speech-Language Pathologist. I chose this career because it gives me the opportunity to help others, which is something that has always been important to me. Likewise, I have worked part time almost my whole high school career, and I like to work hard at everything I do. I love the feeling of accomplishment.

To say I was scared when I walked in the doors on my first day of high school is an understatement, but high school turned out to be an amazing time for me. The friends and memories I have made within these past four years I will cherish forever.